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Located in a spectacular setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Mission Bay and San Diego Harbor, the University of San Diego is situated on a 180-acre campus renown for its stunning 16th century Spanish Renaissance architecture.

The University of San Diego is a community of scholars committed to sharing ideas and values from many different traditions. Competence, attention to values, professional responsibility, international sensitivity and voluntary civic action are the outcomes that USD strives for in its students.

The community and culture of San Diego surrounds and enlivens the USD experience, and our size -- about 5,100 undergraduate students -- allows for small classes and individual attention. Students work side-by-side with faculty in the classroom and on special projects, research and internships.

USD has experienced spectacular growth since its founding in 1949. USD sees education and life as a holistic experience. Every academic, service, and recreational program is intended to help students discover potentials and interests which lead to a richer and fuller life. Students can participate in 80 campus organizations and 17 NCAA Division 1 athletic teams. USD is a 15-minute drive from downtown -- and a short drive from beaches, mountains and desert.

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